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Does anyone have <a href="http://www.skymall.com/webapp/skystore?process=prodDisplay&action=&pid=101887706&catId=Search" target="_blank">this?</a> We're planning a trip to England and I just can't imagine holding him in my lap for the entire flight? (does that make me a bad mom???) But then if I have to have a car seat for him I thought this which can be wheeled might be convenient. But is it worth it? Is it safe? Any knowledge would be appreciated. Thanks!!!
 

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Yup, Ronan and I have traveled three or four times with it. And you're definitely not a bad mom! There is no way I could travel with my high-energy, squirmy big boy on my lap, especially with strangers next to me! And the longest flight we've been on is five hours -- you're going overseas.<br><br>
I'll warn you -- it's not a great stroller. Adequate, but I wouldn't want it to be my main wheels in, say, London. That said, it's performed admirably for its main purpose, when Ronan finally falls asleep on the plane and we have to make a connection. I just unlatch the system, pop the wheels down, and we go.<br><br>
A few more cons:<br>
--You have to practice, practice,practice getting the wheels down and up with your kid in there. It's tough, and you need to be able to do it under pressure.<br>
--I've been on two planes where it didn't fit down the aisle.<br>
--It's heavy, so when the above happened and I had to lift it and baby above the seats, it was really rough. Mama adrenaline saved the day.<br><br>
But I would buy it again b/c I travel alone with my kid so much.<br><br>
hth,<br>
erin
 

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Ahh they must of changed the name of it because it was called 'Sit N' Stroll". At my last position we sold these. Alot of them. However, The stroller part of it isn't as stable as a regular stroller but nice for traveling. I haven't heard any complaints about them at all though.
 

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wow, thanks guys. I really appreciate the feedback. Maybe we should check the umbrella stroller with our luggage? I'm hoping by then to be better at using my wrap-style carrier so that makes the most sense for site-seeing, and we're going to rent a car it looks like. I shall discuss with hubby and maybe try to find a retailer so we can go look at it.<br><br>
Thanks!<br>
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We've only used it with seatbelts. The latch system on it seems kind of screwy, unfortunately (maybe if I studied the booklet I'd be able to work it out). But it's easy to thread the seatbelt through. Sometimes on the plane you need a seatbelt extender, depending on whether it's FF or RF.
 

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You can find the instructions for it here: <a href="http://www.elitecarseats.com/pdf/sitandstroll.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.elitecarseats.com/pdf/sitandstroll.pdf</a>
 

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We used the Sit'n'Stroll (same thing as listed in SkyMall) all over Europe last year. The biggest problem I had with it was getting it on and off the airplane. The flights we took didn't have aisles wide enough to accomodate the stroller.<br><br>
Oh, you may have to get firm with flight staff when bringing the car seat on board the airplane and through security. I can't tell you how many times I had to explain that, "No, I will not check this stroller because it converts to a safety seat". Then, when I would show the security person and flight attendants how the thing worked, they were in awe and kept saying it was the coolest thing they've seen! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I would buy it again if I had it to do over! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 
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